Virtual office is not as effective as being in person. I can get more done by just talking to people.
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Influencer marketing is changing social graphs and Programmatic ads are changing our TV. Added Bonus section - Impact of removing 3rd party cookies on ads.
Amazon is on an acquisition spree. Amazon last…
The Halo effect is a tendency to make inferences about specific traits based on a general impression. This example will help clarify the definition of the Halo effect. As an investor we need to question the information and even our judgement to ensure our investment is Halo free. This essay presents thoughts on how that can be done.
Netflix has decided to partner with Microsoft for their ad-tiered model. Is there more than what meets the eye. Is Netflix planning for their exit strategy, with a possible acquisition by Microsoft. Also what did the earnings tell about the future of Netflix business. Read more to find out.
The slump within startups in the BNPL market is concerning. Especially Klarna which has gone down from $46B in valuation to $6.5B. The same goes for Affirm which has lost 80% since the beginning of 2022. Delinquency and securitization of loans is a real concern and will impact if regulations are not strengthened in this direction.
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Disney is the envy of every media company, regardless of whether it focuses on films, TV, gaming, music, or publishing. There has never been a more dominant player in the entertainment business, globally. Disney is a brand that your parents, you, and now your kids associate with. There is exponential love for Disney characters. People dream to visit Disney theme parks and capture a snap, take a ride, or watch a play related to their favorite characters. Disney+ has reached 135M subscribers and continues to grow its library. With digital transformation, Disney seems to become more dominant. Netflix disrupted the media industry by providing content on-demand and ad-less experience. Disney identified this opportunity and played a bigger game with its existing library to continue telling stories that people love watching. Read more to understand how Disney makes money and its business model.
The process of Innovation is challenging and somehow with working knowledge, we all know what is required to innovate. However, there are still some aspects and stories that can always inspire us. Myths of innovation solidified my knowledge about following the path of idea generation. Key, as Scott also states, is to have a lot of ideas tested and crossed out. You need to have a bank where you can always go and pick an idea from which to test and develop a hypothesis. The goal during idea generation is to think without constraints and filters. Once you have a substantial problem, follow the path of learning as much as possible before committing to a solution.
What we need are the social attitudes to change to experience this new era on the internet. Metaverse is the grand vision to provide a parallel universe. Costs of building it are high (in the range of ~$700B). The market is close to $14T. Is it all speculative or can companies like Meta, Microsoft, Roblox, etc. make it happen? There is a lot to unpack and understand. I explore these scenarios and dive more to understand the market of a metaverse in this article.
User stories are an essential component of this ideology that lets you define what benefits your products will bring to your target audience. User stories will allow you to connect your North star metrics with user expectations
Collaboration is a practice that brings together the whole team to achieve a specific goal. Working in a collaborative environment opens the doors to creating a product that offers real value in a fast and efficient manner and maintains a strong team.
The North Star is a leading indicator that acts as a connective tissue between the product and boarder business. NSM is a single critical rate, count, or ratio that represents your product strategy.
This article goes in depth about the process and criterions that should be used to create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). I have shared my personal experiences on what constitutes a good MVP design.
So what is MVP after all, “Minimum Viable Product is a version of the product which includes only features that solve a core problem for a specific set of users, allowing organizations to release it to the market.” Eric Ries, the author of Lean Startup, defines MVP as “a version of a new product which allows the team to collect the maximum amount of validated learnings about customers with the least effort.” In simple words, MVP includes features that solve a core problem for a set of users and thrive in the market.
Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman provides an insight and understanding for topics like psychology, perception, irrationality, decision making, errors of judgment, cognitive science, intuition, statistics, uncertainty, illogical thinking, stock market gambles, and behavioral economics. Author further uses the example of prospect theory to demonstrate decision making under risk and uncertainty. The book shows that our intuition is biased and we assume certain things without having thought through them carefully. Author calls these assumptions heuristics. He shows that certain heuristics lead to muddled thinking, and gives each a name such as “halo effect,” “availability bias,” “associative memory,” and so forth.” Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
This blog is a summary of the Measure What Matters, a book by John Doerr. Measure What Matters focuses on the idea and concepts of Objective and Key Results (OKRs). Why an organization should adopt the OKRs, how they should adopt the OKRs and what cultural changes an organization need to make to be successful with OKRs.